Have Fun Be Safe I Love You: And Everything Else I Want to Tell My Kids About College and Beyond (Hardcover)
This book is a real-talk guide to navigating college and life. With easy-to-read and funny chapters like Ditch People that Drain You and Don't Go Home Every Weekend, this book is a must-have for any high school graduate or college freshman. It includes practical advice on everything from budgeting to befriending your advisor, told through relatable anecdotes and quotes from recent college graduates and faculty. Life lessons delivered in short and sharp chapters, this book is inspiring and empowering.
Divided into three useful sections: how to live on your own, tips for maximizing on-campus resources and relationships, and how to set yourself up for the future, it's like a pep talk from your funny friend. This book gives explicit permission to "go get your life."
Insight on relationships, professor pointers, overcoming fear, asking for help, managing your time, and job hunting - this book is full of tangible advice for living a fulfilled life. Written by a former high-school teacher, Have Fun, Be Safe, I Love You is relatable and thoughtful. It's everything you wanted to tell your younger self: Don't compare yourself to anyone, prioritize your wellbeing, try new things, and learn how to manage your time.
"Unlike other college guides, this book is easy and fun to read (for any age). A perfect mix of practical and inspirational." Maria Mateos
"What Kate captures best in this collection of lessons is an important message: college is not about getting a job after you graduate; instead, it's a place to learn about yourself, and how to navigate the relationships and potential distractions that will undoubtedly impact your college experience. The advice is witty, practical, and most notably, endearing." Associate Professor Matthew McConn, Binghamton University
"It's a perfect handbook for the tumultuous bridge between youth and adulthood. Kate Hickey takes the role of that wise and witty guide you most want by your side." Jodie Rogers, Bestselling Author and Mental Health Expert